Set Subject: Minimalism
Images Due: Monday 13 February
Competition Night: Monday 27 February
Minimalism is a style employed by many 20th century artists, using a minimum number of components such as colour, shape, line and texture. When trying to achieve minimalism, one rule is to keep it simple – a striking or engaging subject has to be the strongest element of the shot, even though it may not take up the majority of the frame.
A strong compositional element is important in a minimalist photo; what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in, so consider the space within which the subject is placed. Other features that can contribute to minimalism are: strong, bright colours- contrasting or complementary; strong lines or geometric patterns; dominant textures. Minimalism can be a subjective topic, with interpretation left open to the artist and the viewer.
See the following sites for some examples of minimalism in photographs: